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Economics and Financial Literacy Resources

Resources listed on this page are relevant for the curriculum areas of economics and financial literacy. These external resources should be carefully reviewed before use in the classroom.
  • The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) External link opens in new window or tab.
    CCEE was created to provide Californians with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to make informed economic decisions. It works to advance economic literacy among the people of California. CCEE is a non-profit, non-partisan consortium of education, business, government, and labor leaders dedicated to advancing economic literacy throughout the state. They are affiliated with the national Council on Economic Education External link opens in new window or tab..

  • Council for Economic Education (CEE) External link opens in new window or tab.
    CEE is a nationwide network of state Councils and local Centers for Economic Education delivering Economics America® and other programs to kindergarten through grade twelve teachers. They host EconEdLink External link opens in new window or tab. which provides a premier source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students. With over 427 lessons to choose from, teachers can use as many of the lessons as they like, as often as they would like.

  • Financial Literacy Resources
    On this page Superintendent Torlakson highlights supplemental resources to help parents, students, and educators ensure that California's next generation of consumers are financially responsible.

  • Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) External link opens in new window or tab.
    The mission of the FTE is to introduce young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues, and to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers of economics become more effective educators.

  • Understanding Fiscal Responsibility External link opens in new window or tab.
    These research-based, inquiry-driven lessons connect students to the current public policy dilemmas about the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit that confront the United States and its citizens. The lessons engage students in these critical dilemmas and include the resources students will need to deepen their understanding of the complex issues the dilemmas raised. The curriculum is non-partisan and invites participants from all points of view. The lessons are appropriate for students ranging from grades 9–12, and can be taught in five subject areas: Civics/Government, Economics, U.S. History/Geography, World History/Global Studies/Geography, and Mathematics. Teachers will also find a blog that draws on the news of the day as it relates to the issues of the federal debt and deficit, and suggests how and where these topics may be used in the classroom.

  • Your Finance, Your Future External link opens in new window or tab.
    This site hosted by the California State Controller's Office and contains information about how to make better decisions in personal finance.
Questions: Janet Mann | jmann@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-5818 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, November 28, 2017